Report: Islanders ‘likely to offer’ 8-year deal to John Tavares

John Tavares has yet to offer an update on his future. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

The New York Islanders are likely to offer John Tavares an eight-year deal worth approximately $10 million annually, should he decide a long-term contract with the team, per Arthur Staple of Newsday.

Tavares’ current deal expires in 2018, though Staple reports that Tavares will inform general manager Garth Snow “sometime in the next month” if he is willing to commit to the Islanders long term.

Staple also says that Tavares underwent surgery about a month ago to fix some lingering issues with his right hand, but he is expected to be ready for next season.

Tavares recorded a team-high 28 goals and 38 assists this past year.

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